Ocean State Charities Trust will select from among those Applications that respond to priority needs in the Rhode Island Community and are within limits of financial assistance available for distribution by the Trust. Applications will be considered for grant awards by the Board of Trustees twice a year, generally MAY and NOVEMBER. Your organization should plan to have your application completed no later than FEBRUARY 1 for MAY funding and AUGUST 1 for NOVEMBER funding. Applications completed after those dates will be considered for the next funding cycle.